"Well, it could be bullets tearing through my flesh instead, so I'll just keep stabbing." Yes, it could be bullets tearing through your flesh, OR you could put the knife down and go see a fucking doctor!
An Irrational Fear of Bees Apiphobia, an irrational fear of bees, is something I've struggled with as long as I can remember. I have several childhood memories of fleeing from a single bee due to the simple idea of the damage it could do to me. I once took a nasty ten-foot fall from an … Continue reading An Irrational Fear of Bees: How fear is ruining your life
Certain people who know me well enough, know I struggle with consumerism. I don’t own a lot of stuff. In fact, I just moved from Washington to Texas only with what would fit in and on my small SUV. I'd rather have a backpack and a plane ticket than the newest cell phone. And I … Continue reading Too Wrapped Up in Giving
Over the past three years I have learned some pretty big lessons about relationships, careers, and happiness. Recently, one of the most reoccurring themes in these lessons, is effort. It may seem like a simple idea, but looking back on all my successes and failures in life so far, any time something has gone either … Continue reading Regularly Scheduled Maintenance: The perils of being effortless
One of my greatest joys in the world is art; viewing it of course, but especially creating it. One of my favorite ways to create is through photography. These days, due to the convenience of digital options, I shoot mostly with my Galaxy S7 Edge because the camera lens in it is amazing, and it … Continue reading #NoFilter: Living life raw and unedited
Since I have lived in the Pacific Northwest of the United States I have come to understand it is literally impossible to see every thing of beauty in a lifetime. You could hike a different trail every day in Washington, each with its own waterfalls and awe inspiring views, and STILL have not completed all … Continue reading The Importance of Thankfulness
I have a confession. This may be disappointing to read, but the fact is… I’m unilingual. I didn’t realize it until I was sitting in a pub in Wurzburg, Germany, listening to a conversation I understood almost literally none of. After fourteen hours of traveling I found myself in complete disarray. After landing in Germany … Continue reading Go. Learn. Love.